Osteoporosis is a progressive disease that causes bones to become thin and porous, significantly increasing the risk for spinal and hip fractures. Osteoporosis usually does not have an effect on people until they are 60 or older.
Current as of:
December 7, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine Brian D. O'Brien MD - Internal Medicine Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine Carla J. Herman MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Brian D. O'Brien MD - Internal Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Carla J. Herman MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine
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